Facebook may have been the IPO that people everywhere anticipated and then lamented, but 2012 was largely defined by a series of stellar public debuts by enterprise software markers.
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With outlandish lawsuits, a botched IPO, and a detailed social record of historic world events, 2012 will be remembered as a year of extreme highs and lows in social media. Here are the top 10 social stories that defined the year.
Facebook has decided to try its hand at self-destructing messages with the release of Facebook Poke for iPhone.
Ending a rocky week on a high note, Instagram released new and improved versions of its applications for iPhone and Android.
Path, the private social network, wants us to see search as something personal.
Editor's Pick Eloqua's surprise sale to Oracle comes just four months after its initial public offering and follows a strong third quarter. So, why now?
in with the smart and out with the stupid -- Twitter search, that is.
Facebook today made its mobile app install ads infinitely more attractive to app makers who want to pay to increase their downloads.
Commercial breaks are coming soon to your Facebook News Feed.
Hulu's "evil" plot to destroy the world and turn your brain to mushy mush is working -- at least in part.
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom played a dicey game of semantics in order to expedite the close of the deal between his company and Facebook.
Locals know best. That's the reason Airbnb just acquired Localmind, an expert at connecting inquisitive travelers to locals in the know.
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) today decided the temporary fate of forward-thinking startups such as Uber, Hailo, and GetTaxi looking to modernize the city’s taxi system.
At a meeting in New York this morning, the commission …
Days after giving the finger to Twitter, Instagram has puckered up to give life-long places partner Foursquare a big, wet kiss.
The Yahoo-owned Flickr, alongside the release of a brand new app for iPhone, threw in support for Twitter Cards this morning, bringing its newly filtered captures to tweets near you.
Believe it or not, but Facebook is introducing simpler, more accessible privacy controls to help you keep certain aspects of your digital life private.
Video-sharing application Viddy landed on Android devices today after long being available only on the iPhone.
Following cosmetic and content improvements, Bing's solution to socially enhanced search doesn't look so bad anymore.
It's not exactly a tit-for-tat swap, but around the same time Instagram photos were stricken from the Twitter experience Pinterest pins started appearing inside tweets.